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      07-31-2018, 09:25 PM   #67
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That guy seems to know what he is doing but runs a very old school operation.
Agreed. But I'm not so young anymore so old school is okay
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      07-31-2018, 09:33 PM   #68
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Agreed. But I'm not so young anymore so old school is okay
Let me know how it goes and I will put your review in the key fob guide.
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I think USPS lost my CA key. Good news is that I found a key with Amazon prime shipping that will be here tomorrow.
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I programmed a full working CA fob. Now I have two CA fobs, one non CA fob and my wallet key. I am almost $1,000 into this, Hopefully I can sell the BMW multi tool and get back most of my money.




This is the end of the experiment. I still have three non CA key boards and 1 CA key board if anyone needs a key repaired.

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      08-02-2018, 12:32 PM   #71
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You might want to consider programming a couple of these, while you still have the multi-tool.

These are plastic, transponder only keys, that will unlock the drivers side door, and start the car with a holder. They are cheap, ~$10 per key, and ~$15 for a holder.

Every car I own, I always like to hide an emergency key. That way, if I ever lose my keys, which I'm somewhat prone to do, I can get into, and drive away, my car. I have one of these, in a magnetic holder, hidden under my car, and a holder in the glove box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Emergen....c100005.m1851
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      08-02-2018, 12:56 PM   #72
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You might want to consider programming a couple of these, while you still have the multi-tool.

These are plastic, transponder only keys, that will unlock the drivers side door, and start the car with a holder. They are cheap, ~$10 per key, and ~$15 for a holder.

Every car I own, I always like to hide an emergency key. That way, if I ever lose my keys, which I'm somewhat prone to do, I can get into, and drive away, my car. I have one of these, in a magnetic holder, hidden under my car, and a holder in the glove box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Emergen....c100005.m1851
I still have my factory wallet key.
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      08-02-2018, 03:52 PM   #73
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You might want to consider programming a couple of these, while you still have the multi-tool.

These are plastic, transponder only keys, that will unlock the drivers side door, and start the car with a holder. They are cheap, ~$10 per key, and ~$15 for a holder.

Every car I own, I always like to hide an emergency key. That way, if I ever lose my keys, which I'm somewhat prone to do, I can get into, and drive away, my car. I have one of these, in a magnetic holder, hidden under my car, and a holder in the glove box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Emergen....c100005.m1851
Who do you get to program this? Did it come with the car new?
Does it do everything the fob does?
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      08-02-2018, 03:56 PM   #74
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The aftermarket CA kob stopped unlocking and locking the doors with CA. I am going to solder the chip onto my used OEM CA key.
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      08-02-2018, 07:44 PM   #75
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My China CA fob will fully work but after two uses of the CA door handle it will stop working. The car will start the car even out the the ignition slot but it will not open the doors. The amazon CA fob is just a dud since it will only start the car.
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      08-02-2018, 10:12 PM   #76
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Let me know how it goes and I will put your review in the key fob guide.
I used him about 1 year ago. Took 2 weeks or so as I recall for the round trip but he fixed it. I'm a satisfied customer.
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      08-10-2018, 11:41 AM   #77
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I texted G coding and he is going to cut three metal keys for my car with the code. I am giving CA another shot with a virgin OEM remote. I bought a pair of no CA fobs off amazon and they are garbage. Anyone who is making a new key should use the KYDZ made keys.
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      08-13-2018, 01:04 PM   #78
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The g coding metal keys work and my refurbished CA key works. I am so happy I know have two CA keys, two non CA keys and a wallet key.

The experiment is officially over.
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      08-13-2018, 01:35 PM   #79
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Let me know how it goes and I will put your review in the key fob guide.
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The g coding metal keys work and my refurbished CA key works. I am so happy I know have two CA keys, two non CA keys and a wallet key.

The experiment is officially over.
Hell yeah! Nice work. Im going to make do with 2, working, non CA keys. Thanks so much for the help, and glad to be part of the experiment process.
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      08-13-2018, 02:40 PM   #80
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For those of us playing along at home can you summarise what we need and what we need to do to program a key?
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      08-13-2018, 03:26 PM   #81
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For those of us playing along at home can you summarise what we need and what we need to do to program a key?
You need a Xhorse BMW Multi Tool, Windows XP laptop, and a blank key.

Non CA: https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Button-Sm...72.m2749.l2649

CA: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Read-Descri...72.m2749.l2649

My BMW multi tool is up for sale if anyone wants to attempt this themselves.

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      08-19-2018, 10:30 AM   #82
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HATs off to Nick for attempting this, I ended up buying a Ak90 last week not knowing it doesn’t support CAS units, pulled out the cas2 thinking it was EWS, funniest things to happen in a while. Nick where in P.A are located ?
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HATs off to Nick for attempting this, I ended up buying a Ak90 last week not knowing it doesn’t support CAS units, pulled out the cas2 thinking it was EWS, funniest things to happen in a while. Nick where in P.A are located ?
I am just north of Philadelphia. I sold my BMW multi tool last week so I can only do board swaps now.
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You might want to consider programming a couple of these, while you still have the multi-tool.

These are plastic, transponder only keys, that will unlock the drivers side door, and start the car with a holder. They are cheap, ~$10 per key, and ~$15 for a holder.

Every car I own, I always like to hide an emergency key. That way, if I ever lose my keys, which I'm somewhat prone to do, I can get into, and drive away, my car. I have one of these, in a magnetic holder, hidden under my car, and a holder in the glove box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Emergen....c100005.m1851
Where do you find the holder for this key?
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Nick - I need to replace a battery in one of my non-CA keys. Based on how the battery is positioned in the KYDZ, would it work to just buy a new raw key and use that battery? I haven't been able to find another link to a battery for less than $20 anyway (DIY linked below), so I'm hoping this is the easiest solution. Thanks!

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1469784
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Nick - I need to replace a battery in one of my non-CA keys. Based on how the battery is positioned in the KYDZ, would it work to just buy a new raw key and use that battery? I haven't been able to find another link to a battery for less than $20 anyway (DIY linked below), so I'm hoping this is the easiest solution. Thanks!

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1469784
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-P...oItn:rk:1:pf:0

Non CA key batteries require soldering.
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Where do you find the holder for this key?
Try the dealer. I do not have a part number for it.
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Non CA key batteries require soldering.
Thanks! I found your other very helpful post on keys and tried to delete my question, but you're quick! Just ordered the battery - will break out the solder gun. Maybe I'll take a video to help move this effort forward...
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